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Chemical Patents – How to Get the Protection You Want in Europe Part I: Defining the Invention

  As those familiar with the patent process will know, a European patent is obtained via the European Patent Office (EPO). In order to get a European patent granted, it has to meet a series of requirements set by the European Patent Convention (EPC). At least in some respects, the...

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A Symbol of Pride – The Rainbow Flag

June is Pride month – an annual celebration of, and support for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities (often shortened to “LGBTQ”). It is almost impossible not to see the rainbow flag flying proudly during the Pride festivals, signifying LGBTQ identity and solidarity. The flag was designed in...

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Patenting Biological Simulations in Drug Discovery

  Our article ‘Patenting Biological Simulations in Drug Discovery’ has been published in Drug Discovery Today, by Elsevier. It examines the challenges faced when pursuing patent protection for biological simulations, particularly in view of the guidance provided by the European Patent Office in G1/19. Article Highlights: Biological simulations typically require...

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Machine Learning and Patents – A Guide for Patent Attorneys in Chemistry and Life Sciences

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have gained an explosion of attention in recent years as a tool that can be deployed against a wide variety of problems. Indeed, the applications of machine learning are no longer limited to the field of computer science. In chemistry and life sciences machine learning...

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Convergent Behaviour: Trends in AI HealthTech Patent Filings

GJE & Intelligent Health – AI & IP Series This is the third in a series of three articles prepared for the Intelligent Health community, directed at all innovators using artificial intelligence to solve problems in healthcare. Our aim is to address some of the misconceptions we frequently hear around...

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